Rhus oxicodendron


RHUS OXICODENDRON


Introduction -

        Rhus Oxicodendron acts especially on the muscles fibers and cellular fibers. This drug is used to cure the symptoms those patients who are not able to sleep properly and feels restlessness, attacks of insanity, goes on changing sides while lying, dreams of too much discomfort (trouble), etc.

         Three drugs are used in homeopathy to cure the symptoms of patient's restlessness in which Rhus toxicodendron comes on the third position. Rhus tox is used to cure the diseases of such patient who has following symptoms- pain with cramping due to restlessness (uncomfortable) at the same time, he feels annoy also, affect of pain is reduced by walking or moving, feels internal unrest which is actually caused by nerves and the patient feels forced to move due to restlessness, but it is not as much anxiety as in the patient who takes Aconite and Arsenic. Rhus tox is also used like Bryonia In those patients whose symptoms of this type are increased and perished. Brayonia is used in such cases in which, diseases are increased by moving while Rhus tox is used in such cases in which, diseases are increase by sitting quietly. Similarly, Aconite and Arsenic are also used in such patient who goes on changing his sides while lying on the bed.

         Rhus tox is used in such patient who gets some relief with changing the symptoms of his diseases while Aconite and Brayonia are used in such patient who has no any symptom of this type. Brayonia is used in such cases in which the patient goes on moving, yet troubles do not increase; on the other hand, Rhus tox is used in such patient who gets relief as much as he walks until he shattered by tiredness.  

         Like Arsenic and Aconite, Rhus tox is used in such patient who does not feel pain or sorry or anxiety.

        Arsenic is the best medicine to cure typhoid, because it is used to cure various types of typhoid fever. But in all such diseases in which symptoms emerge, Rhus tox is used to cure such symptoms. Rhus tox is also very useful drug to cure such typhoid fevers which are related to the brain, lungs, stomach, etc.

        If the patient has fever or other type of flammable diseases and at the same time, has the symptoms of typhoid like- problems of unconsciousness, visible like smoke in front of the eyes, cry (weeping) related symptoms, reacts like fizzy, his tongue becomes dry too, etc., thus we should use Rhus tox to cure the symptoms of the patient suffering from this type of symptoms.

        If the patient has any disease among pneumonia, scarlet fever, gout, diphtheria, bilious fever, relapsing fever, typhoid fever and at the same time, triangular red stain (spot) on the tip of the tongue, anxiety (restlessness) in the brain, etc., Rhus tox should be given to the patient to cure this type of symptoms.    

Use of Rhus Oxicodendron drug in various symptoms:–

Tongue-related symptoms:- Sometimes the patient's tongue becomes dry completely; fix sticky layer on the tongue, visible red triangular marks on the front part of it, etc. Thus, to cure such symptoms of the patient suffering from this type of tongue-related symptoms, we should use Rhus oxicodendron.

Symptoms related to the external organs of the body:- Sometimes, the patient feels too uncomfortable (restlessness), he is sitting in a single posture and goes on changing his sides while lying down, because doing so gives him some relief, difficulty in sleeping , he goes on changing his side while lying and writing in pain. He feels stiffness and limping by moving his different body parts after taking rest. These types of problems are passed away if he moves his body part after getting up in the morning. To cure these types of symptoms of the patient, we should use Rhus oxicodendron. After recovering the patient suffering from symptoms related to the external organs of the body, if he feels again stiffness by any means, pain and limping by moving their same part, after getting up in the morning and reduces his pain by continuously moving that part and then we should give Rhus tox to the patient to take.

Muscles-related symptoms:- The patient feels hardness of his muscles with pain. This type of pain caused by gout, sprain, by lifting weight or by stretch of the muscles, sometimes by cold or it can be also by exposure to cold moist air, etc. Thus, to cure such types of muscles-related symptoms, using Rhus tox is appropriate.

Symptoms related to the back:- Sometimes the patient feels pain in the muscles due to various diseases, pain due to various diseases of the membrane of the spinal cord, sleeping in an open air or in moist place or wet bed sheet, pain due to wetting especially while sweating. Such type of pain occurs either due to sprain or due to cold, Rhus tox is very useful to fix it.

Symptoms associated with visham fever:-   Use of Rhus oxicodendron is beneficial to cure the patients suffering from visham fever and the front part of the tongue becomes like a red triangular mark and at the same time, he feels restlessness also.

Symptoms related to Skin disease:- If we find symptoms like- the skin of patient's body has pimples filled with water with restlessness and brain-related symptoms also found, appearing red and smooth eruptions on the skin, he is feeling restlessness, react as fizzy, there are blue pimples on the body of the patient suffering from chicken pox with the symptoms of typhoid also, thus to cure such type of symptoms of the patient, we should use Rhus tox. Rhus tox is also very useful to cure measles. Rhus tox is a beneficial drug to cure chronic skin diseases not acute. It is also beneficial to cure eczema full of blisters filled with water. When he feels too much itch in the emerged eruptions and not shortage after scratch, Rhus tox should be used to cure such diseases.

Symptoms related to scarlet fever, typhoid and diphtheria:- If the patient of scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhoid etc. gets some relief by moving his body part; he feels troubles when he moves his body parts first time; he is not able to stay longer silently in any stages of disease either it is chronic or acute, because he begins to feel more pain after silence, thus to cure such symptoms of the patient, we should use Rhus oxicodendron. Rhus tox is used to cure swelling of the karkmool or hanunimn-ashthi nodes in the condition of scarlet fever. Rhus tox is also used to cure symptoms like- burning sensation of the cell membrane in the condition of diphtheria.

Symptoms of chronic gout: - If the patient has to apply force his body part to move due to chronic gout like chronic diseases, although he feels troubles first time by doing this activity, but gets some relief by goes on continuing this movement, thus use of Rhus oxicodendron is beneficial to cure the patient suffering from such types of symptoms.

Sleep-related symptoms:- In this case, the patient is not able to sleep properly and dreams of being surrounded by the variety of problems, goes on changing his sides while sleeping and at the same time, attacks of insanity also begins. Thus to cure the patient suffering from such types of symptoms, use of Rhus oxicodendron is beneficial.

Heart-related symptoms:- The patient is suffering from pain in the left arm with heart related symptoms, sciatica of the muscles with gout, pain in the left pasrav, etc. Thus Rhus oxicodendron should be used to cure such types of head-related symptoms.

Cough-related symptoms:- The patient does not like to go in an open air and feels cough if he takes out his hand from blanket. Cough is aggravated by exposure to cold which is dry and painful, he is tired by cough, and eruptions (cold-bilious fever) appear in the entire body in the summer seasons which is multiplied below the shoulders causes backache. Thus to cure the symptoms of the patient suffering from this type of symptoms, we should use Rhus oxicodendron.  If the patient has relapsing fever with cough too, Rhus tox should be used to cure this type of symptoms.

Aggravation:

        The symptoms of diseases are aggravated in moist and cold weather, by sitting quietly, lying, movement, lifting heavy weight or sprain in the hands and legs, while sweating, by wetting, etc.

Amelioration:-

        The symptoms of diseases start to ameliorate by shaking always, in the summer, in dry weather or dry air, by sleeping on hard ground, etc.

Relations: - 

        Baptisia, Arnica, Rhus Tox. etc. are related to each other closely and sometime they are so closed as if it is difficult to determine which one of these drugs should be taken to cure symptoms of the patient's disease.

Quantity (dose): -

        Rhus Tox can be used in higher and lower potency and both doses are useful.